Ignatz Moscheles in Westminster Abbey - 20 June, 1833

from Recent Music and Musicians, pages 204-205:

Sir George Smart for the first time raised his baton, and Handel's Coronation Anthem, performed by such a host, in such a place, was so grand that none present are likely to forget it; the newspapers talked of several ladies weeping, and some actually fainting. I was deeply moved by these sounds, and must confess I never heard such an effect before. We had the whole of the 'Creation', and a part of 'Samson'. The solo singers were old Bellamy, who had sung in 1784, E. Sequin, a young pupil of the Royal Academy of Music, and the admirable Phillips; the tenors were represented by Hobbs and the…   more >>
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Ignatz Moscheles, and Charlotte Moscheles (ed.), Recent Music and Musicians (New York, 1879), p. 204-205. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430145552257 accessed: 5 December, 2021

location of experience: Westminster Abbey

Listeners

Ignatz Moscheles
Head of Leigzig Conservertoir, Composer, Conducting, Musician […]
1794-1870

Listening to

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Coronation Anthem
written by George Frideric Handel
Samson
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by Bellamy, Hobbs, John Braham, Madame Caradori Allan, Miss Stevens, Phillips, Sequin
the Creation
written by Haydn

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 June, 1833
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:39:12 +0100